Protein- peas have a high-carb reputation, but they hava a significant dose of protein. One cup of peas has the same amount as one egg, one tablespoon of peanut butter, and the protein itself is of high quality, made up of a wide array of essential amino acids. They provide 1/3 of the recommended daily allowance of fiber, so they give a meal/snack some staying power.
Skin- the new beauty secret, one cup contains about 26% of your RDA for wrinkle fighting and Vitamin A; more than 1/3 of a daily dose of glow enhancing Vitamin C, and a substantial serving of Vitamin K-1, which helps protect against dark circles ( and osteoporosis). It has a host of ant-aging compounds including Omega 3s.
Stomach-it soothes the stomach, a rich source of a nutrient called coumestrol, which research links to a significantly lower risk of stomach cancer. They can be helpful against heartburn as they contain compounds that neutralizes stomach acid.
Note: (For Shelled Peas), they last about four to five days in the fridge, don't shell them until ready to eat. Fresh from the pod is most nutritious, frozen is 2nd place, and canned is 3rd with fewer vitamins and minerals.
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